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Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Albertsen Adam 2010 Men's and Women's Head Tennis Coach / Intramural Director Adrian College
Allen Rick 1985 Compliance Consultant Oliver & Lindermenn Athletic Consulting
Arrowsmith Doug 1994 Assistant Director, Facilities Iowa State University
Atterberg Tim 1998 Associate General Manager Learfield Sports, Cyclone Sports Properties - Iowa State University
Auer Todd 1994 Assistant Football Coach (Defense) Chadron State College



Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Backes Alex 2009 Residence Area Coordinator / Intramural Coordinator Upper Iowa University
Bauman Jason 1991 Associate Athletics Director University of Virginia
Bennett Shane 2004 Assistant Director Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, & Summer Camps Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bennett Tena 2000 Associate Director - Operations and Maintenance Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bensley Roseanne 1983 Associate Director Career Services New Mexico State University
Benson Carrie 2002 Director of Operations Pedal the Cause
Bernabe Sam   President / General Manager Iowa Cubs
Bjork Ross 1996 Director of Athletics University of Mississippi
Black Laurie 1988 Athletic Eligibility Coordinator/Director of Commencement Western Illinois University
Bonacker Torsten 1994 Marketing Communications Manager Dunlop Sport
Bresnahan Mark 2003 Associate Director Florida State University
Bristol Michael 2002 Assistant Soccer Coach Florida State University
Brown Scott 2005 Associate Director of Development - Intercollegiate Athletics University of Iowa
Brown Warren 1997 Associate Director Tishman Speyer Properties
Bubb Paul 2001 Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs Murray State University
Burg Laura 2007 Coordinator for Intramurals Northern Arizona University
Burns John 1989 History Teacher Williamsville North High School



Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Campbell Stan 1975 Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs / Director Campus Recreation University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Carls Katie 2008 Assistant Coordinator of Championships Presentation NCAA
Carlson Colby 1999 Asst Men's and Women's Tennis Coach The College of St. Scholastica
Carrier Lauren 2008 Recreation Specialist Missouri City, Texas - Parks and Recreation
Cenci Clarissa 2009 Product Manager Optics Scott Sports SA (Switzerland)
Chadee Mike 2007 Coordinator of Campus Activities University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Christensen Karen 1984 Coach - Badminton / Figure Skating Lynbrook High School / Winter Lodge
Christy Greg 1992 President Northwestern College (IA)
Clark, Jr. Harold 1993 Talk Show Host Clear Channel Radio / WYLD - FM
Clary Ken 1984 Assistant General Manager of Operations Bowling Green Hot Rods
Connors Casey 1996 Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions Western Illinois University
Costello Leon 2002 Senior Associate Athletic Director South Dakota State University
Crowley Brian 2008 Personal Banker JP Morgan Chase & Co
Cunningham Jason 2005 Competition Communications NASCAR
Cuplin Matt 2007 Financial Advisor Midwest Financial Group, Inc.
Currier Cara 1998 Assistant Athletic Director / Head Volleyball Coach University of St. Francis
Curry Mike 1987 Social Studies Chairperson / Instructor Aurora Central Catholic High School
  Football Coach University of St. Francis
Cushman Ashley 2006 Assistant Director Media Relations University of Texas


Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Dalla Costa Kathy 1997 Director of Communications USTA Midwest Section
Damm Amanda 2010 Account Coordinator for Miller Coors GMR Marketing
Davis Chris 2001 Associate Director of the C. Bascom Slemp Student Center University of Virginia's College At Wise
Day Kelly 2006 Regional Recreation Manager Disney’s Port Orleans Resort & Downtown Disney
Denbeck Debbie 1982 Philanthrophy Director Creighton University
Dieckmann Therron 1999 Executive Director Ottawa (KS) Recreation Commission
Dirksen Cory 2003 Sports Marketing Executive Austin Toros
Donohoe Amanda 2003 Athletic Trainer Vanderbilt Medical Center
Droski Rick 2013 Assistant Ticket Manager Montana State University


Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Earley Darcy 1998 Coach/RtI Chair/Science Teacher Hall High School
Ehlers Mike 2007 Operations Risk Management CNO Financial Group
Elser Matthew 2000 Life Insurance & Annuity Trainer Conseco Services
English Alicia 2011 Assistant Ticket Manager LSU
Entwistle Erin 2004 Engineer Project Flight Control Manager Rockwell Collins
Espeset Rick 1993 Director of Athletics / Head Baseball Coach Manchester College


Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Fan Lawrence 1978 Sports Information Director San Jose State University
Fink Steve 1984 Assistant AD/Media Relations University of South Carolina
Foote Eric 1998 Vice President of Business Development Silver Chalice
Ford Bill 2010 Associate Director of Media Services Southern Illinois University
Forsman Carrie 1999 Associate Director of Athletic Facilities Northwestern University
Foster Sierra 2002 Assistant Manager of Visitor Services Birch Aquarium
Franke Gary 1992 Vice-President of Ticket Sales  Round Rock Express Baseball Club
Frederick Gwen 1990 Chef Manager Sodexo


Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Garza Brian   Director of Ticket Sales & Services Chicago Cubs
Gawason Adam 2004 Head Baseball Coach El Paso Community College
Gerlach Greg 1994 General Manager Learfield Sports - University of Minnesota Athletics/Gopher Radio
Gilland Ashley 2009 Assistant Softball Coach University of Northern Iowa
Gohlinghorst Jaquelyne 2007 Physical Education Teacher Galesburg District #205
Gray Gary 1997 Senior Associate Athletic Director - Compliance & Academic Services University of Oregon
Green-Deutsch Cindy 2004 Assistant Branch Manager TCF Bank


Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Hakes Joe 1980 Director of Athletics and Recreation Millikin University
Hall Dorothy Dr. Leah 1989 Director of Campus Recreation University of Alberta
Hamm Steve 1982 Teacher / Athletic Director / Coach Bourbonnais Junior High
Haverkamp Dan 2012 External Operations Intern Butler University Athletics
Hillsman Naomi 2011 Program Coordinator Arizona State University
Hinrichs Nancy 1984  Swim Coach  Loveland Swim Club
Hodges Stephanie 2006 Registered Polysomnograph Technologist (RPSGT) Saint Francis Hospital
Horras Meghan 2009 Grocery Operations Manager Roundy's Supermarkets Inc
Howes Stacey 2013 Creative Services Coordinator Chicago Sky
Hudgens Ken 1989 COO-Motor Sports Feld Entertainment


Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Insana Craig 1983 Senior Claims Adjuster Allstate Insurance
Irwin Erick 2006 Sales and Estimates AMCO Fence Company
Irwin Patrick 2009 Personal Trainer 24 Hour Fitness


Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Jackson John 2005 Sales Associate Mercer Retail Services
Jacobs Kristin "Kiki" 1992 Associate Director of Athletics Springfield College (Mass.)
Jansen Karen 1993 Co-Owner Sport Construction Midwest
Jay Michael 1989 Teacher / Coach St. Marys High School
Jennings Jason 1998 Associate General Manager IMG College - Southeastern Conference
Jones Chad 2000 Professor / Men's Basketball Coach Lincoln Land Community College
Jones Michael   Director of Development Western Illinois University
Juhlin Kerry 2011 Assistant Women's Basketball Coach Western Illinois University


Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Kaefer Greg 1981 Associate Director of Campus Recreation University of Illinois - Chicago
Kane Katie 2008 Associate Sports Information Director West Virginia University
Kaplan, PhD Lawrence 1976 Chairman / CEO U.S. Autism & Asperger Association
Kastner Aaron 2013 Marketing Intern Green Bay Packers
Kaufman Jason 1999 Athletics Communications Director Central Michigan University
Kelley Brett 2003 Head Baseball Coach, CougarPlex Director, Physical Education Chair Illinois Central College
Kelly Dana 2005 Membership Services Associate American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Kelly Patricia E. 1980 WW SWG Sales Management Support Manager IBM
Kigar Greg 1990 Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Events Central Michigan University
Kolb Eric 1991 Production Director Private Clubs Magazine


Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Lachapelle, PhD Chris 1998 Director of Sport Business and Management Mercyhurst College
Lambright Steven 1984 Director of Ticket Operations University of Michigan
Leatherman Rod 2007 Physical Education and Health Teacher Rock Island High School
Leverenz Larry 1981 Director of Athletic Training Education Purdue University
Lockenour Rene 1987 Senior Associate Director Illinois State University Campus Recreation
Logan-Mahoney Elysia 2006 Director of Sport Management Quincy University
Lopez Sandra 2004 Business Development - National Events Manager USA Swimming
Louthain Rob 2001 General Manager Indiana University Sports Properties
Lovingood Stephanie 2011 Activation Manager Phoenix Suns
Lubbert Natalie 2007 Law Student University of Tennessee
Lukacs Annette Rea 1981 Department Chair / Teacher Fredericksburg Middle School


Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
MacDonell Milly 2000 Director of Campus Recreation Western Illinois University
Mackey Travis 2000 Director of Athletics Geneseo High School
Maddock John 1978 Associate Athletic Director - External Affairs Canisius College
Margenthaler Matt 2011 Head Basketball Coach Minnesota State University
Mateer Dave 1981 Client Account Manager Multi Ad Services, Inc.
Mattessich Dino 1977 Senior Associate Athletic Director University of Connecticut
Mattis Nick 2006 Head Track and Cross Country Coach De Anza
McFarland Michael 1994 Director of Athletics Bloomsburg University
McKay Kym 2008    
McKellar Gina 1997 Adapted Physical Education Specialist Butte County (CA) Office of Education
McKeogh Molly 2011 LaSalle University Resident Coordinator
McReynolds Curt 2004 President & CEO Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township
Melnick Vicki 1997 Associate Director of Student Athlete Support Services Ohio State University
Melz-Jennings Lisa 1994 Director of Athletic Academic Services - Senior Woman Administrator Western Illinois University
Mette Greg 2006 Associate Director of Communications The Summit League
Miller Mike 2006 Membership Sales Brier Creek Country Club
Monsen Brian 1998 Campus Recreation Business Manager Princeton University
Moran Kevin 1981 Director of Specialty Sales F+W Media
Morrow Kris  2009 Group Outing Coordinator Indianapolis Indians
Moushon Dan 1989 President Can-Am League / American Association
  Vice-President Burlington Royals
Muno Jim 1988 Vice President of Marketing and Business Partnerships Navy Pier
Murphy Julie 1995 Foundation Communications Director Western Illinois University
Myers Brad 1988 Business Teacher Wauseon High School


Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Nemeth Andrew 2003 Director of Operations University of Phoenix, School of Advanced Studies
Newstat Dave 1984 Branch Manager Scottrade
Niedermeier Tim 2001 Athletic Director / Teacher Cabarrus County Schools - Cox Mill High School
Nixon Norma 1993 Chief Operating Officer Informed Medical Decisions INC.


Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Oblinger Michael 2007 Assistant Director LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation
O'Brien Mike 1987 Director of Athletics University of Toledo
O'Dowd Dan 1997 Assistant Athletic Director University of Mississippi
Ogata Lauren 2005 Recreation Guest Service Manager Disney's Pop Century and Caribbean Beach Resorts
Opon David 1981 Assistant Professor Joliet Junior College
Orban Kathy 1977 Associate Athletic Director (Retired) Western Illinois University
Osborne Kari 2009 Assistant Director of Intramural and Club Sports Texas A&M-Commerce


Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Panich Matt 2009 Assistant Director of Recreational Sports; Facility and Membership Services University of Illinois Springfield
Parker Colin 2007 Independent Sports Professional  
Perniciaro Mike 1995 Head Softball Coach Wichita State University
Peterson Kasey 2004 Adapted Physical Education Teacher SEAPCO
Peterson Michael 1995 Inventory Control Analyst Sysco Asian Foods
Plummer Troy 1995 Director of Athletics Grand View University
Powell Mark 1991 Director of Development Lincoln Christian School Foundation


Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Quelle P. Renate 1990 Administrator German Federal Foreign Office
Quillia Paul 2009 Senior Ticket Operations Representative Kane County Cougars


Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Reber Tom 1983 Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Texas A&M University
Reed Kristin 2001    
Reifert Scott 1989 Senior Vice President of Communications Chicago White Sox
Roselieb Joe 2009 Director of Residential Facilities Western Illinois University
Roslien John 1987 Associate Professor Central College
Ruehle Jason 2006 Assistant Director for Facilities and Aquatics - Campus Recreation Western Illinois University
Ryerson Andrew 2008 Director of Facilities and Events Rice University Athletics


Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Sandner Dierk 1992 Executive Director, End User Services Product Manager UBS AG
Sands Jeffery 1997 Math / Physical Education Teacher, Golf and Basketball Coach Eddyville-Blakesburg Jr / Sr High School
Vissering Dustin 2013 Head Athletic Trainer Chicago Cubs
Santiago Jesus 2008 Assistant Director of Aquatics and Facilities University of Southern California - Recreational Sports
Sarra Jim 1993 Deputy Athletics Director University of Texas-San Antonio
Scherer Mark 1998 Head Men's Basketball Coach Elmhurst College
Schlesinger Derek 2009 Suite Sales Manager Kansas City Chiefs
Schleusner Luke 2004 Assistant Football Coach University of North Dakota
Schmidt Paul 1975 Independent Education Management Professional  
Schmidt Jim 1981 Director of Athletics University of Illinois at Chicago
Schmidt Nick 2012 Account Executive Ricoh
Schmitz Gene 1996 Director of Rehabilitation Pella Regional Health Center
Schmulbach Thomas 1984 Assistant Professor / Sports Events and Athletic Operations Manager Augustana College
Schneberger Adam 2011 Assistant Director of Annual Giving Stanford University
Schoon Frieda 2001 Artist Self-Employed
Schroeder Barbara 1978 Director of Athletics Regis University
Seibring Ron 1982 Director of Sport Facilities & Campus Recreation St. Cloud State University
Sergesketter Steve 1994 Director of Athletics / Teacher Freeburg Community High School
Shimmin Kari 2000 Head Volleyball Coach Monmouth College
Sims Ashley 2007 Head Softball Coach / Assistant Volleyball Coach Knox College
Smalzer Claire 2013 Assistant Director of Academic Services Western Illinois University
Smith Jennifer 1999 Director of WTT Recreational Tournaments World Team Tennis
Smith, PhD Maurice 1997 Assistant Principal / Assistant Soccer Coach Prince Edward School
Sowers Steve 2007 Assistant Athletic Director of Marketing and Group Sales Southern Illinois University Athletics Department
Spelman Amy 1998 Director of Alumni Programs Western Illinois University
Spencer Charles   Professor Western Illinois University
Stellick Dave 1995 Director - National Accounts Reebok International
Stephens Michael 1994 Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing, Licensing, and Concessions University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Sterner Holli 2009 Paraprofessional - Autism Program Sycamore Community School District
Stevenson Michael 1991 Head Track and Field Coach California Institute of Technology
Stockwell Joel 2009 Teacher / Varsity Wrestling Coach RISD#41
Stoulil Derick  2008 Director of Fan Experience Purdue University
Strigkas Athanassios 1998 Associate Professor - Sport Management Indiana State University
Strom Jerry 1981 Director of Men's Basketball Operations University of Iowa
Sturtewagen Jared 2000 Director of Donor Services Iowa State University
Supple Benard 2001 Corporate Events Director American Heart Association
Swanson Brian 2000 Director of Athletics Cal Poly Pomona


Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Tarachow Steve 1989 Group Ticket Sales Manager Milwaukee Bucks
Thomas Mike 1986 Director of Athletics University of Illinois
Thomas Ryan 2011 Assistant Sports Information Director Ashford University
Thomas Katie 2012 Intramural and Club Sports Intern Fort Lewis College
Thompson Paul 1996 Executive Director United Way of McLeod County
Timm Dan 1979 Associate Faculty Associate University of Wisconsin
Timmons JT 2002 Director of Recreational Sports University of Illinois Springfield
Touchette Martin 2004 Assistant Editor / Sports Editor Daily Review Atlas
Touney Shawn 2004 Director of Public Relations Kane County Cougars
Tribble Stephen 1995 Plans Officer 416th Theater Engineer Command
Triveline Don 1977 Investment Professional  
Tylicki Richard 1993 Director of Stadium Operations Binghamton Mets Baseball Club, Inc.




Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Van Sloten Dustin 2001 Founder and Owner Sparkers Starters Life Coaching and Leadership Development
VanAcker Brian 2001 Director of Special Events Arthritis Foundation-Heartland Region
Vandermoon Scott 2006 Assistant Director of Campus Recreation DePaul University
VanMeter Elizabeth 2009 Ticket Sales Coordinator St. Louis Rams
Veenhof Merle 1985 Vocational Director Community Counseling Services, Bradfield-Leary Cntr.
Vinciguerra Julio 2013 Latino Marketing Representative Philadelphia Union


Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Wandtke Amanda 2004 Director of Coaching High Country Soccer Association
Warner Andrew 1982 President Warner Sports Promotions Inc.
Washo John 2003 Assistant Director of Intramurals/Outdoor Adventure DePaul University
Watson Harold 2007 Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and External Relations Knox College
Wayne James 2006 Competitive Programs Coordinator - Campus Recreation Illinois State University
Weidenthaler Cameron 2012 Athletic Media Relations Assistant University of Louisiana-Monroe
Weiler Eric 1998 Director of Annual Giving Kirkwood Community College Foundation
Welker Gavin 2010 none none
Wenzel Nancy 1998 Assistant Women's Track Coach Rice University
White Shawn Morrison 1995 Boot Camp Instructor / Owner YMCA / A Bucket Load of Fun
Wilde Chip 1994 Head Men's Basketball Coach Eureka College
Wilson Justin 2012 Olympic Sports Division Partnership Marketing Intern High Five Marketing, INC.
Wissmiller Brock 2009 Assistant Athletic Director for External Operations Upper Iowa University
Wittig Matt 2012 GHC Development Assistant University of Tulsa
Wlezien Chris 2013    
Wohrley Elizabeth 2012 Contract Manager Millennium Enterprises
Wright Douglas 1997 Assistant Vice President of Athletic Development Drexel University




Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Yeast Judy 1981 Associate Director of Campus Recreation Western Illinois University
Young Stephen 1981 Director of Physical Education and Athletics Chappaqua Central School District


Last Name First Name Year Grad. Title Organization
Zakowski Paul 1995 Director of Athletics/ Associate Dean of Physical Education College of DuPage
Zarrella Cory 2008 Athletic Center Assistant Manager Quinsigamond Community College
Zierfuss Dan 2009 Co Head Track Coach/ Assistant Football Coach Knox College
Zum Mallen Jan 1989 Physical Education Teacher Geneseo High School